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Valerie Rojas, RMHCI

Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

To say that Valerie wants world peace would be a disservice to the amount of time she has dedicated overseas in the peace corp. Valerie believes that everyone is good and has the opportunities for success.

 

She is not a stranger to loss or pain however continues to hope and push herself to be the best version she can be. Her optimism yet pragmatism is the perfect match for her specialties in cancer treatment recovery and depression relief. 

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Helpful Facts

If you or somebody you know has detected cancerous cells it’s important to know...

  • From Detection to Remission Valerie can help you and your family process your upcoming distress and changes

  • In general, distress makes you feel like you can’t handle the problems you’re facing. You may experience it mentally, physically, socially, or spiritually—or in all of these ways

  • Signs of Distress include anger, fear, avoidance, guilt, and feeling like a burden to family or friends.

Most Common Challenges
  • Distress is the most common reaction stages of cancer treatment from detection to remission

  • Survivor Guilt: The feeling that you're not sure why you survived and others didn't. The confusion of what is your purpose in life. 

  • Fear is like a revolving door where you may feel unwilling to accept your remission status because you're constantly worried to let your guard down and experience hope only to be disappointed again

Cancer Recovery Resilience

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